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Medical Term:

clinical practice guidelines


a formal statement about a defined task or function in clinical practice, such as desirable diagnostic tests or the optimal treatment regimen for a specific diagnosis; generally based on the best available evidence, randomized controlled trials that have been assessed by a Cochrane collaborating group.

See Also: Cochrane collaboration

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